Definition of Put away

1. Verb. Place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape. "She locked her jewels in the safe"

Exact synonyms: Lock, Lock Away, Lock In, Lock Up, Shut Away, Shut Up
Generic synonyms: Confine
Derivative terms: Lockup

2. Verb. Throw or cast away. "Put away your worries"

3. Verb. Lock up or confine, in or as in a jail. "They want to put away the prisoners "; "The murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"
Exact synonyms: Gaol, Immure, Imprison, Incarcerate, Jail, Jug, Lag, Put Behind Bars, Remand
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Confine, Detain
Derivative terms: Gaol, Gaoler, Immurement, Imprisonment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Jail, Jailer, Jailor, Remand

4. Verb. Stop using. "The students put away their notebooks"
Exact synonyms: Put Aside

5. Verb. Kill gently, as with an injection. "The cat was very ill and we had to put it to sleep"
Exact synonyms: Put To Sleep
Generic synonyms: Kill

6. Verb. Eat up; usually refers to a considerable quantity of food. "They put away more bread"; "My son tucked in a whole pizza"
Exact synonyms: Tuck Away, Tuck In
Entails: Eat
Generic synonyms: Eat Up, Finish, Polish Off

7. Verb. Turn away from and put aside, perhaps temporarily. "It's time for you to put away childish things"
Exact synonyms: Put Aside
Generic synonyms: Break Up, Cut Off, Disrupt, Interrupt

Definition of Put away

1. Verb. (transitive) To place out of the way, clean up. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To store, add to one's stores for later use. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive colloquial) To consume (food or drink), especially in large quantities. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To send (someone) to prison. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive now formal or literary) To discard, divest oneself of. ¹

6. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To fend off, deflect; to dismiss. ¹

7. Verb. (archaic transitive) To divorce. ¹

8. Verb. (baseball) To strike out a batter. ¹

9. Verb. (baseball) To catch a fly ball or tag out a baserunner. ¹

10. Verb. (baseball) To take a large lead in a game. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Put Away

put-up job
put a damper on
put a foot wrong
put a lid on it
put a sock in it
put a stop to
put about
put across
put all one's eggs in one basket
put an end to
put aside
put at ease
put away (current term)
put back
put behind bars
put by
put case
put differently
put down
put down for
put down roots
put down to
put downs
put food on the table
put forth
put forward
put hair on someone's chest

Literary usage of Put away

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by American Committee of Revision (1881)
"8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. ..."

2. The Englishman's Greek Concordance of the New Testament: Being an Attempt at by George V. Wigram (1870)
"10: 2. for a man to put away (his) wife? 4. divorcement, and to put (her) away. 11. Whosoever shall put away his wife, 12. if a woman shall put away her 15: ..."

3. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out of by Robert M. Hartley, American Bible Society, Wightman family (1875)
"... put away doth commit adultery. 11 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. 10 T His disciples say unto ..."

4. The Ante-Nicene Fathers: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, Arthur Cleveland Coxe, Ernest Cushing Richardson, Allan Menzies, Bernhard Pick (1903)
"For he who marries a woman who is unlawfully put away is as much of an adul- ... For in the Gospel of Matthew le says, " Whosoever shall put away his wife, ..."

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